"expected" following the easing of restrictions in england. sajid javid said that the uk remains in a "very good position", but he urged adults eligible for a booster vaccine to come forward and get the jab. the latest data shows an increase in cases across the uk. the dominant variant here in the uk is 99.9 infections, percentage—wise, are omicron infections. and whilst the rate has gone up modestly in the last few days, that's to be expected, as we are now open as a country and there's more social mixing. but there's nothing in the data at this point in time that gives us any cause for concern. for the first time in more than a year, people in france will be allowed to go into shops and work without wearing masks from today. the country is relaxing more of its covid rules, including having to show proof of vaccination in places such as restaurants and cafes.
criminal barristers in england and wales have voted to take industrial action unless the government meets their demands to put more money into the legal aid system. almost 2,000 members of the criminal bar association voted to stop taking on last—minute work from next month. stricter rules requiring online shoppers to prove their identity come in today. the measures, which won't apply to smaller purchases, are designed to protect people from fraud. many firms have already brought in changes, which include texting customers with a code and using smartphone face recognition technology. prince charles will represent the queen at the annual commonwealth day service this afternoon at westminster abbey. the event is a celebration of commonwealth nations. it's the first time the queen will have missed the event in almost a decade. 0ur royal correspondent nicholas witchell is at westminster abbey.
of course, the queen's commitment to the commonwealth has been one of the abiding themes of her reign. she will issue her commonwealth day message as normal this afternoon but she will not be attending the commonwealth day service here at westminster, adding her place, as you said, will be taken by the prince of wales. it is not because of illness, we understand but of course, whenever it is a health issue, buckingham palace becomes very coy and vague. it is to do with her comfort, we understand. for that, read mobility issues. we know that, read mobility issues. we know that the queen now uses a stick. we saw as much just over a month ago at sandringham when she met people in the ballroom there and again at windsor castle, an audience with defence officials. she said, "i can't move". it is a matter of record that she has had over the years issues with her knees, for example in 2003, she had keyhole surgery on her right knee to remove some torn cartilage. it is also a matter of record, of course, that her mother had hip replacement
operations well into her 90s. clearly, we don't know whether the queen's doctors will be considering any intervention of that sort but certainly, the queen will be hoping to be here at westminster abbey for the service of thanksgiving for the duke of edinburgh on march the 29th. cricket — and england's women have suffered another defeat in their defence of the world cup. they set south africa 236 to win and went down by three wickets with four balls to spare. england will need to win all of their four remaining matches and hope other results go their way to get to the semifinals. jo currie reports. down and now possibly out of the world cup, england's dreams of defending their trophy almost over. one of their biggest problems of late has been inconsistent batting, and once again, that was their downfall. she's held on. as early wicket after early wicket fell. tammy beaumont, though, dug in — as did amyjones, both reaching half centuries. but with no other notable knocks, england set south africa an attainable target.
the pressure was now on england's bowlers... oh, no! ..and fielders. laura wolvaardt dropped on four. there was an early breakthrough, lizelle lee gone for nine. but the errors and frustrations also continued. in the air and dropped! wolvaardt dropped again. england their own worst enemy, as south africa started to build a healthy score. the bowlers kept up the pressure, and with a little luck, the match headed for a nail—biting finish. but it was their opponents who kept their nerve in the closing stages, as they batted out the match — and the victory. it's one of those ones where stuff is just not clicking in the field. we missed a couple of chances again. we were fighting hard throughout to get in the match but we just couldn't get over the line. england now face india on wednesday, knowing their world cup hopes hang by a thread. jo currie, bbc news. the bafta tv and film awards were back in person last night, following last year's covid—safe virtual ceremony. western the power of the dog, starring benedict cumberbatch,
was named best film, with its directorjane campion taking the best director award. and joanna scanlan won best actress for her role as a widow uncovering secrets, in the british film after love. many of the stars also used the night to send messages of support to the people of ukraine. our culture editor katie razzall reports. 0vershadowed by war but back in person, and on the bafta red carpet, small tokens in honour of ukraine, including from stephen graham, up for best actor, and 13—year—old woody norman, up for best supporting actor, the youngest person nominated for a bafta this year. i would just like to send my love and prayers to the people of ukraine and hope for a world that promotes peace and not war. sporting a badge in ukrainian flag colours, another best actor nominee, benedict cumberbatch, told us he hopes to open his home to refugees and wanted to show solidarity with the people of ukraine. what we all have to do is continue to help in any which way we can,
whether it is through donations, housing refugees, all of which i'm looking to do and have done, so, yeah. applause. but as some of the film industry's best known faces came together inside london's royal albert hall, sitting alongside one another here for the first time in two years, movies took centre stage in a ceremony hosted by the comedian and actress rebel wilson. tonight, tonight, we are celebrating many great films and the beautiful people that make them. you know what we should do? what's that? period western the power of the dog left with the top awards for best director and best film, although the legendaryjane campion was not there to pick them up. only for the drink. benedict cumberbatch was the favourite for best actor for his role as a repressed rancher in the movie. he lost out, instead collecting the directing award on jane campion�*s behalf. yeah, so, bafta, i'd like... oh, no, dammit, that's my speech. whoops! laughter.
you don't lose to will smith, you win being in his company. so what do you think? will smith was not at the ceremony to pick up his best actor gong for his role as the father of tennis stars venus and serena williams in king richard. it is the first time he has won a bafta. another first was joanna scanlon, who beat lady gaga and others for best actress in after love, playing a muslim convert uncovering her dead husband's secrets. we have to thank bafta. we have to thank the bbc, bfi, lottery, for making small films get made. thank you. with these awards celebrating small and big films, best supporting actress went to ariana debose for her energetic and moving portrayal of anita in west side story. speaking after the ceremony, she was asked about a baftas set against the backdrop of the war in ukraine.
we still have to celebrate life, we celebrate the beauty of it but we also acknowledge how trying these times are, and at the end of the day, storytelling is, like i said, what moves hearts and minds and it is a privilege to be a storyteller. in the best supporting actor category, history was made by troy kotsur in coda, playing a deaf father whose hearing daughter wants to sing. he is the first deaf actor to ever win a bafta and he had an idea for what is next. have you considered maybe a deaf james bond? 008? _ applause. anyway, it's official, it was that other fella. oh, you don't know that for sure. and in a good night for british movie—making, sir kenneth branagh�*s belfast won 0utstanding british film. katie razzall, bbc news. william hurt, the 0scar—winning actor whose roles ranged from 1980s dramas to marvel films, has died aged 71. 0ur entertainment correspondent lizo mzimba has been
looking back at his life. body heat, a sexually—charged thriller, was the film that made hollywood sit up and really notice william hurt. i need tending. i need someone to take care of me. get married. i just need it for tonight. the classically—trained actor played a womanising lawyer opposite kathleen turner. it brought him critical acclaim. even more was to come four years later, thanks to kiss of the spider woman... like a turban. ..about two prisoners in a brazilianjail. herfingernails painted a rosy peach. it won hurt the best actor 0scar. she's a ravishing woman, do you know what i mean? but he said what meant even more was how it connected with audiences. much more important, the letter i received years later from a woman who had seen it, seen it a number of times. she detailed in the most
wonderful language everything you or i could have wanted anyone to see in that film. the following two years brought two very different 0scar—nominated performances. broadcast news underlined his skill with lighter material, playing a news reporter with good looks but limited talent, often reliant on his more gifted producer. you are an amazing woman. what a feeling, having you inside my head. in children of a lesser god, he learnt sign language to play a teacher at a school for deaf children. it was on this film that he met and began a relationship with his co—star marlee matlin. you are the most mysterious, beautiful person i have ever met. over 20 years later, she said that the relationship had been at times abusive and that at one point, he'd raped her.
there was never any official investigation that convicted or cleared him. without addressing the specific rape allegation, he did say that he apologised for any pain he had caused her. in more recent years, he found an audience with younger viewers as a senior government figure in the marvel cinematic universe. the world owes the avengers an unpayable debt. but while a great many people see you as heroes, there are some who'd prefer the word "vigilantes." professionally, he'll be remembered as one of cinema's most versatile talents. william hurt, who has died at the age of 71. the city of lviv has — so far — been a relatively safe haven for many ukrainians fleeing the violence. but yesterday's attack on a ukrainian military training base about a0 miles
from lviv is the most westerly so far and a sign the fighting is spreading across the country. 0ur correspondentjonah fisher has this report on life in the city of lviv. they sing ukraine national anthem. "ukraine's glory and freedom have not yet perished. "luck will still smile on our fellow ukrainians." in lviv's rynok square, the first two lines of the national anthem have an added poignancy. outmanned and alone, ukraine resists russia's bloody, steady advance. under attack from land and air, more than 2 million people have fled. vera and svenislava are very much still here. vera, will you stay or will you go? translation: i will stay. we will all stay.
translation: my husband and i are 78. we will keep standing until the end, on what is our land. for the first two and a half weeks of this war, this western part of ukraine has been relatively calm, a safe haven and a route out for those trying to flee the conflict. but there have been signs in the last few days that that might be changing. over the weekend, this army training base was hit near the border with —— over the weekend, preparations were stepped up as an army training base near poland was hit and last night, a communications tower in the city of rivni. it looks like russia is trying to impede supply routes to the european union. in lviv, the statues have been wrapped as the tension rises and the strikes get closer. one of ukraine's most beautiful cities is bracing for the arrival of war. jonah fisher, bbc news,
in western ukraine. jonah is here with me now. when you and i walk around this city, it feels fairly normal but is that deceptive? in city, it feels fairly normal but is that deceptive?— city, it feels fairly normal but is that deceptive? city, it feels fairly normal but is that decetive? . , , ., , that deceptive? in many ways it does feel re that deceptive? in many ways it does feel pretty normal — that deceptive? in many ways it does feel pretty normal in _ that deceptive? in many ways it does feel pretty normal in the _ that deceptive? in many ways it does feel pretty normal in the live - that deceptive? in many ways it does feel pretty normal in the live at - feel pretty normal in the live at the moment, you can go out in the street, you can go to a restaurant or a cafe but there is a sense i think that the mood is changing here. there has been air raid sirens for the last three nights and there has been strikes are fairly close to here, people are acutely aware of what is going on. you walk down the street and you will see the statues are wrapped up against what might be possible bombardment coming this way. so i think the time when lviv was considered a real safe haven may be coming to an end. people are acutely aware of that and you know, there are some indications in terms of what is being hit by the russians in western ukraine that they could be looking to try to cut off what is ukraine's great supply route at the
moment, the link to poland, the route whereby people can get out of here, and get supplies back in and crucially for the russians, those supplies that are coming back into ukraine include military supplies so we may be going to see quite a lot more targeting of things in this part of ukraine.— more targeting of things in this part of ukraine. thank you very much, part of ukraine. thank you very much. jonah — part of ukraine. thank you very much, jonah fisher, _ part of ukraine. thank you very much, jonah fisher, there. - part of ukraine. thank you very much, jonah fisher, there. it. part of ukraine. thank you veryj much, jonah fisher, there. it is part of ukraine. thank you very l much, jonah fisher, there. it is a beautiful, springlike day in livy. time for a look at the weather at home. here's tomasz schafernaker. thank you. good afternoon. the weather is pretty decent across most of the uk today, certainly a lot of sunshine around across much of england and wales but further north, in northern ireland, parts of northern england and scotland, it has been raining so far today. not a large area of cloud on the satellite picture but certainly large enough to bring quite a wet day to some parts of the country further north and that area of cloud and rain will
sweep eastwards through the course of the afternoon. actually in northern ireland, the second half of the day, the weather will improve whereas if you live in newcastle, it looks as though towards the end of the day, it will turn cloudy and wet but all the while, further south, apart from the odd shower, a dry afternoon and evening and night to come indeed for many parts of the uk. it will be pretty chilly outside of town, below freezing but in town, a couple of degrees above freezing. on to the forecast for tomorrow morning. you will notice this weather front approaching western parts of northern ireland and also the western isles of scotland. here, cloud and rain through the early to middle of the afternoon. for the rest of the uk, at the very least a bright day and probably quite sunny across the east and the south of the country. temperatures up to 16 in london where we have the rain in the north, a little bit colder, around ten. this is a very slow moving motherfund, notice that ten. this is a very slow moving mother fund, notice that this is around seven o'clock and it is only just getting into edinburgh and most
of the country stays dry. wednesday's weather map, and it looks a little cloudy and rainy for some of us. weather fronts right across the uk. some of the rain could be heavy. it is going to be a real mixed bag of weather i think because even in between the bands of rain there will be breaks in the cloud with some sunshine and then the next area of rain will arrive. calling it overall a wet day but it won't be raining all the time and if anything in the north—west of the country later on wednesday, there will be some sunshine so in belfast and glasgow, the second half of wednesday should be not bad at all. temperatures, nine in glasgow and about 14 in the south of the country. how about the outlook for the rest of the week and into the weekend? this is the wet weather i was talking about on wednesday, a mixed bag. by thursday, it dries out and high pressure builds in, temperatures expected to rise as well and the weekend at the moment looks promising with high pressure building and more sunshine on the
way. that's all from the bbc news at one, so it's goodbye from me, and on bbc one we nowjoin the bbc�*s news teams where you are. hello. it is now expected that chelsea football club will be sold by the end of the month. that is following positive conversations between the government and the firm charged with selling the club. it is after roman abramovich had his ownership frozen last month. chelsea beat newcastle one nil last night. there has been an agreement that the
sale funds will go to a charitable organisation. the deadline for bids has been extended to the 18th of march, with more than 20 credible partners interested. andre yama blanco made an emotional first appearance back for west ham after being on compassionate leave following russia's invasion of his own country. he broke down after scoring the opener in his cap match victory over aston villa. he said afterwards it was difficult to think about football one every day the russian army was killing ukrainian people. to russian army was killing ukrainian --eole. ., , ., , russian army was killing ukrainian --eole. .,, ., , russian army was killing ukrainian ..eole, ., , ., , ., �* russian army was killing ukrainian --eole. ., , ~ ., people. to be honest come don't know what to say- — people. to be honest come don't know what to say- just _ people. to be honest come don't know what to say. just so _ people. to be honest come don't know what to say. just so emotional. - people. to be honest come don't know what to say. just so emotional. i - what to say. just so emotional. i want to say thank you to my team—mates, who support me all the time every day. i want to say to west ham fans, they also supported
me, supported the ukrainian people. i want to say thank you to all british people because we feel you support us and really, thank you. defending champions england are on the brink of an early exit at the woman because my cricket world cup after losing the third game in a row. numerous missed chances in the field saw them miss out on the wing. south africa won it in the final over with three wickets to spare and include nayarit —— neat results elsewhere to go their way if they are to progress in the tournament they won in 2017. the english head coach says she shouldered the blame. the players are pretty gutted and they were gutted after the last match and wanted to bounce back and were unable to do it. the back lies with me and i am happy to cop that is. moving forward, do i feel the
pressure? no more than the players feel and no more disappointed than the players. we came into this woke up the players. we came into this woke up to play better than we have and we haven't. it up to play better than we have and we haven't-— up to play better than we have and we haven't. it has been frustrating. more details _ we haven't. it has been frustrating. more details on _ we haven't. it has been frustrating. more details on all— we haven't. it has been frustrating. more details on all of— we haven't. it has been frustrating. more details on all of the _ we haven't. it has been frustrating. more details on all of the stories i more details on all of the stories on the bbc sport website. let's return to our top story of ukraine and, out of the more than 2.7 million refugees fleeing ukraine, the un say roughly half, 1.35 million, are children. my colleague lucy hocking has been speaking to james elderfrom unicef, the un's children's fund. he's just returned from a trip to the city of lviv, and told her what he saw there. the situation remains really harrowing for children across the country. lviv is a jumping—off point, as you will have seen, it's families there, hundreds of thousands of families, pour through there. they've had nights in bunkers, nights under attacks, we continue to see worsening indiscriminate attacks in populated areas, and they're farwelling one another. husbands and wives,
children and fathers. and so that place, and it's frigid cold, with a great deal of stress and sorrow, is where hundreds of thousands of people are leaving their country and going into all those neighbouring countries. so in ukraine we continue to see indiscriminate attacks killing children, dozens of children, and medical facilities and schools, and then as you rightly say, we have, gosh, now around 1.3 million children, it's a staggering number, 1.3 million children injust over two weeks in those neighbouring countries. james, how many of those children crossing over are unaccompanied, what is the concern about those children and what can be done to help them? the short answer at the moment is we don't know how many are, such has been the pace across multiple borders. i saw fathers hand children to border guards as a last farewell. what unicef is doing across border areas, which is so critical,
is having something called a blue dot. a blue dot is where a family can get information about registering and where they can get a safe space, where mothers can breathe, where they can understand what is going on in the next stages of the journey. that's a critical thing. but our great concerns, as you rightly asked, are trafficking right now. 1.3 million children injust over two weeks. this is a huge area of concern for unicef, for those governments, for other agencies who work in this area. now, with that concern comes action, comes action on information to parents at those blue dot facilities, comes information we are giving at train stations now in ukraine for parents, what should be your warning signs? information to volunteers, what to look for. right now as you and i speak, we have information on social media, facebook and so on, in all those languages that people can access. it's a starting point, and it's critical. but it remains a great concern, and of course, the fastest way to stop it would be for the war to stop.
while that is not occurring, these are the systems unicef is putting in place help those families who continue to flee this war. james, once they do cross over the border, we know what a magnificentjob some of those bordering countries are doing, caring for refugees. are there any specific plans in place in those countries to help try and care for those children's mental health needs, which must be so immense right now given the trauma that they have been through? they are immense. hundreds of families i spoke to, and sometimes you would just see a mother and a child and the child just doesn't say anything, doesn't cry, and this is another sign of trauma. sometimes i would see children who'd lived in bunkers for two days and almost have a ringing in their ear and don't speak. this psychological stress and trauma is something that unicef now, working with those governments, we have dozens of child protection experts across these countries,
either going in or talking to partners about the sorts of things they can do. education will be a key one. any sense of normality for these children. so it's about partners on the ground, training partners on the ground, unicef�*s own child protection specialists, getting kids back into any classroom we possibly can, because we have to break this cycle so very quickly. this scarring that children are enduring, this horror that... there is no education right now. the lesson today for children who are still stuck in ukraine is, "this is an air raid siren, this is what it sounds like, you have to jump out of your bed and go to a bunker." what unicef is seeking to do is keep those children safe, but as you rightly point out, those children now across in other countries, get some normality, the support, education, where you rightly say are so very generous with an influx we have not seen since world war ii.
president zelensky is going to address the us congress on thursday. that is at one o'clock. now it's time for a look at the weather with tomasz. a lot of sunshine today, but also some rain. earlier on in the day we had the rain in northern ireland. it has now moved into parts of scotland and northern england. it is a bit of a mixed bag today, but i think the majority of us are actually enjoying the fine and the dry weather. now here's the band of cloud that brought the showers earlier on to northern ireland. it has been crossing the irish sea, now spreading across northern areas
and i think at the end of the afternoon we are talking about rain in central scotland, moving through the lowlands with some showers there in northern england too, but generally speaking, there is a lot of dry and even sunny weather to end the afternoon. this evening, it is going to be clear with light winds. the temperatures will drop. in fact, in many major towns and cities they will maybe be a couple of degrees above freezing and certainly out of town a frost on the way first thing on tuesday morning. the winds are increasing out towards the north—west. a weather front is approaching. that spells rain for the western isles of scotland and also the west of northern ireland in the morning. through the afternoon, very slowly that weather front will move further east. but elsewhere across the uk, it should be a bright, if not sunny day, and actually very mild indeed in the south—east with highs of up to around 16 celsius. so only slow progress, i think, with this weather front as we get into the evening hours tomorrow. just about nudging into glasgow by around 6.00pm, 7.00pm, 8.00pm, maybe 9.00pm. here is a look at wednesday's weather map and weather fronts crossing the country. that means a lot of cloud throughout the uk. outbreaks of rain expected, as well. this is what it looks like in the morning, so difficult to say where the heaviest
of the rain is going to be because it isjust a mish—mash of cloud and rain, but you can see some heavier rain there in the south and south—east, perhaps a pulse of rain in eastern scotland, but towards the north—west in the afternoon the anticipation is that the sun will come out, so it could actually be a pretty decent second half of the afternoon here compared to the cloud and the rain elsewhere. so let's have a look at the outlook. the rest of the week is looking pretty quiet and, as we head into the weekend, it looks like high pressure is going to be building in, so the weather should dry out and there will be some sunshine around.
this is bbc news — welcome if you're watching here in the uk or around the globe. i'm yalda hakim. our top stories: russia strikes an apartment block in the ukrainian capital kyiv — one person is killed. three people were taken to hospital and nine others treated at the scene. translation: we hid inside the closet. - we thought we were going to be captured, that the russians were getting in through the door — but we were wrong. we got out from the apartment and saw that the staircase was not there any more. everything was on fire. a pregnant woman wounded in the russian bombing of a maternity hospital has died, along with her baby — according to reports today. russian and ukrainian officials resume talks to try to end